Becoming an AMBA Recommended Malting Barley Variety

Posted : 2012-10-17

The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) is often asked about the process by which a malting barley variety is added to the AMBA recommended list. It takes a constant breeding effort to keep barley competitive with other crops while addressing new pest problems and industry quality shifts brought about by changing beer styles and brewing processes.  The breeding of new varieties can take years and is truly a cooperative effort of many institutions, companies and organizations.

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